Review: We Were Never Here by Jennifer Gilmore

We Were Never Here
Did you know your entire life can change in an instant?

For sixteen-year-old Lizzie Stoller that moment is when she collapses, out of the blue. The next thing she knows she’s in a hospital with an illness she’s never heard of.

But that isn’t the only life-changing moment for Lizzie. The other is when Connor and his dog, Verlaine, walk into her hospital room. Lizzie has never connected with anyone the way she does with the handsome, teenage volunteer. However, the more time she spends with him, and the deeper in love she falls, the more she realizes that Connor has secrets and a deep pain of his own . . . and that while being with him has the power to make Lizzie forget about her illness, being with her might tear Connor apart.

I just really did not get along with this book, it was so unimpressive that i really don't have a whole lot to say about it. I felt like I didn't really connect with the book or any of the characters which is bad because I totally did enjoy it to start with, it just got very tedious and Connor as a character tipped the scaled to unenjoyable.

Connor was just very spoilt - I get that he had his issues but he didn't exactly help himself. He thought he was the focus of everything and was very unappreciative of what Lizzie was going through. I felt like he just had nothing good about him and there was no chemistry at all...

I did enjoy the parts of the book about the dog training - I'm a big believer of dog rehabilitation and use of dogs to help the sick and disabled, so I really loved seeing that in a book.

Overall, We Were Never Here was a pretty forgettable book - there were some good parts of the book but overall it fell extremely flat for me.

Overall Rating: D

Book released June 14th 2016 by HarperTeen
Book received from the publisher/author in exchange for an honest review

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